New Look at an Ancient Swarm of Stars

The globular cluster Messier 107, also known as NGC 6171. Credit: ESO

Globular clusters form during the earliest stages in a galaxy’s development, so clusters like this one, M 107, or NGC 6171 are some of the oldest objects in the Universe. Typically, globular clusters formed about 10 billion years ago, and astronomers say that studying these objects can provide significant insights into how galaxies, and their component stars evolve. While M 107 has been observed many times, this new look from ESO shows a stunning view of this swarm of stars. (…) Read the rest of New Look at an Ancient Swarm of Stars (149 words)

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